RIO DE JANEIRO - The headline from the World Cup, Day 6: Big favorite Brazil is vulnerable.
Father's Day has passed and it left a bundle of stories on dads in its wake.
It isn't easy being a poor, working American.
TOPEKA – In a statement released Tuesday, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach reminded Kansas voters about changes in election law and party practice that will impact the primary election on Aug. 5.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - More people around the world are reporting experiencing negative emotions, according to a new survey.
Weldon Brozek, 73, died June 16 at Newton Medical Center, Newton. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend.
4-H Family Fun Night will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, located at 12th and Stone. Extension interns, Priscila Aguero and Patricia Lugan, along with local staff will lead 4-H activities. The activity is free and open to everyone.
Great Bend Eagles No. 646 will hold a barbecue cook-off on Saturday, June 21, with a live band in the evening. The contest will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the dance with Ronnie and the Rockets will run from 7 to 11 p.m.
The City of Great Bend will show the movie "The Outsiders" at 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, in Jack Kilby Square. The movie is free and free refreshments will be provided by the city and Waters True Value.
The Great Bend Public Library parking lot will be closed all day Wednesday. Parking is available on side streets.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold its annual retreat at noon Thursday, June 19, in the conference room of the Administrative Building. This meeting replaces the monthly study session and is for planning purposes. No action will be taken.
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ELLINWOOD - The USD 355 School District approved Chad Petz to the Ellinwood Recreation Board for four years at its regular meeting last week. Steve Billinger and Bob Baker interviewed three candidates for the position. They presented their recommendation of Chad Petz to the Board, according to the unofficial minutes.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Recreation Commission will be taking trips to Kansas casino's in July.
As you've probably noticed, the airwaves and news pages have been filled with liberals deliberately lying about the meaning of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision (Conservatives want to deny women birth control, Republicans are trying to stop women from having sex, yadda yadda yadda).
Happy Tuesday, everybody, and God bless America.
PRATT - Laura Viola "Vi" Wagner, 79, died July 6, at South Wind Hospice in Pratt. Born Sept. 1, 1934, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Cash and Nellie Doty. On Jan. 30, 1959, she married Theodore (Nubbin) Heiter at Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death. She later married Bruce Wagner on May 23, 1986. He survives. She worked as a clerk at Crick's and also cooked for USD 382 and Pratt Regional Medical Center for a number of years. Her family was her passion.
James A. Norvell, 91, of Great Bend, died Sunday morning in Bartlesville, Okla. James spent his last few months at his son Brian's Bartlesville home. James Alfred Norvell was born the son of Ross and Georgie Fry Norvell on Sept. 14, 1922, in Piney, Ark. He grew up in various places until entering the United States Navy during World War II. During his service he served on various vessels and was present for the Allied Invasion of France. After his military service James went to western Kansas to do farm work. He soon ended up in the oilfields as ...
FREDONIA - Tom Stephen Welton, 67, a resident of Fredonia, formerly of Hoisington, and El Dorado, died July 5, at Fredonia Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 7, 1946, in Great Bend, he was the son of Donald E. and Mable (Roche) Welton. Tom was a graduate of Hoisington High School and received a bachelor's degree from Emporia State University. He was a retired office manager for Automotive Specialists in El Dorado.
HAYS - Louise Rohr, 99, Hays, died Friday, July 4, at the Hays Good Samaritan Society.
TULSA, Okla. - Emanuel Boger, 95, died July 7, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Okla.
Thaine "T. C." Francis, 85, died July 7 at Catholic Care, Bel Aire. Born Dec. 21, 1928, at Hudson, he was the son of Leslie and Lucille (Jones) Francis.